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Scott Wilkins replied to Linny's discussion 'Omnipod and insurance!' in the group OmniPod Users
"Insurance is so much a problem any more. Time is your best friend right now. There is never a rush on things like this."
18 hours ago
Suzan replied to Scott Wilkins's discussion 'Acetaminophen's real effect?' in the group Dexcom Users
"It may have been with the Dexcom Seven, but I swear that one time when I accidentally took acetaminophen while using the CGM, 'Dexie' shieked at me, it really freaked. Maybe it depends on personal body chemistry. Suzan"
Sarah replied to Scott Wilkins's discussion 'Acetaminophen's real effect?' in the group Dexcom Users
"in terms of dexcom, the acetaminophen isn't actually increase blood sugars, it just messes up, for some reason, the results of the dexcom, making blood sugars appear much higher, but the medicine itself isn't raising blood sugars, thus…"
Scott Wilkins replied to Joern's discussion 'Changing the flat batteries of a dead Dexcom G4 transmitter (Instruction)' in the group Dexcom Users
"Cool info. Thanks for the details and taking the time!"
Scott Wilkins replied to Scott Wilkins's discussion 'Acetaminophen's real effect?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I used to get more. Not sure why only 4 now, I think it's due to the transmitter aging. I'll know more when it's time to replace the transmitter. But it is a stretch to get that much time. The last few days are very problematic. I try…"
Bambi replied to Scott Wilkins's discussion 'Acetaminophen's real effect?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I think rgcainmd put it perfect it is individual biochemistry. Even before going on the Dexcom I noticed differences in numbers with acetaminophen and ibuprofen. I had screaming high numbers on ibuprofen and the opposite on acetaminophen.The Dexcom…"
Natalie ._c- replied to Scott Wilkins's discussion 'Acetaminophen's real effect?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I haven't tried acetaminophen, because ibuprofen works just as well for me. But I DO wonder how you get 4 weeks out of a sensor!! Most I've ever gotten is 3 -- it started to go bad the very next day. I'd like to get as much time out…"
rgcainmd replied to Scott Wilkins's discussion 'Acetaminophen's real effect?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I spoke with a CDE at Dexcom. She told me that not everyone who uses a Dexcom G4 notices inaccurate readings while taking acetaminophen. Whether or not acetaminophen will negatively impact the reliability of your Dexcom readings depends on your own…"
Seth replied to Scott Wilkins's discussion 'Acetaminophen's real effect?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Acetaminophen really affected the Dexcom7. Readings would skyrocket. With the G4 not so much. In fact I think there is a post around here saying acetaminophen doesn't affect the G4 but there isn't FDA approval stating that."
Scott Wilkins added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users

Acetaminophen's real effect?

As most of us know, we were told to not use acetaminophen when using a Dexcom CGM. And, as been discussed here, there doesn't seem to be much of a real effect when taking a pain reliever with acetaminophen. But, I think I might have figured out one effect. I had recent surgery to repair problem with carpal tunnel issues. I took acetaminophen based pain relievers during the time after both surgeries (one surgery on each wrist) My G4 sensor lasted just over 2 weeks each of those times. The…See More
Scott Wilkins replied to whoami's discussion 'Variations in BG readings in Dexcom, Omnipod PDM and OneTouch ultra' in the group OmniPod Users
"There are discussions here on the Omnipod forums that suggest the PDM meter is somewhat high in it's readings. It seems to me this variance might push a wider envelope for the G4 to work in. Just an opinion..."
Scott Wilkins replied to Linny's discussion 'Scary low with no receiver ringing!' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yep, sounds like a call to customer service is needed."
Scott Wilkins replied to rgcainmd's discussion '"Good" vs. "Bad" Calibrations' in the group Dexcom Users
"I've never found a bad time to calibrate. If I'm concerned about a particular calibration, I'll just do it again in an hour or so. Calibration is a measurement of movement just as it is anything, so not calibrating is much worse than…"
Scott Wilkins replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'Extending the life of your sensor - tips for making it last' in the group Dexcom Users
"The ??? doesn't normally mean it's over and out for the sensor. Stick with it for a few hours, if not a whole day or more. You might find it will work again as normal after a while."
Scott Wilkins replied to Brad's discussion 'Seeking Advice - What's in Your Kit?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Pen and needles here. It did take some work to get insurance to approve. My Pharmacy did most of it though, they had to file an "exception" request for special circumstances after the insurance first denied the prescription for a single…"
Jul 17
Scott Wilkins replied to Stress's discussion 'Ever see LOW on your PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"It simply means your below 40. The sensor cannot reliably read your level below 40."
Jul 17

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Secret Type 1 cure????

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 7:30am 7 Comments

I'm not much of one for explosive headlines, but this one I found interesting.

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BCG's latest feat, though, is perhaps its most unexpected. Several years ago, Harvard professor Denise Faustman showed that BCG could be used to treat diabetes in mice. She demonstrated that the…


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At 5:40pm on May 30, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Glad to see you again..long time no see. I hope things are going well with you. Glad you are back. Keep in touch.

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Hi and Welcome to tuD, Scott! Here you will find alot going on as I have for over two years now lots of friends and support.
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